Steelers president on Antonio Brown: ‘We’ll look at all the options’

Heather Diaz
January 11, 2019

Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a 33 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field on November 26, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

While the Steelers' season is in the books, they aren't allowed to make any roster changes until March 13 - that's the first day of the National Football League off-season. But they also could clear more than $15 million in savings for his salary this season, even if it hurts in the short term.

"We're not closing the door on anything at this point", Rooney told the Post Gazeete. "If we decide something has to be done, we'll figure out how to deal with that".

When Rooney was asked specifically about the possibility of a trade, he replied, "I'm not going to use those words".

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Pittsburgh can't trade him until March 13, meaning the Steelers have two months to smooth things over with the NFL's best receiver or else they might be forced to find a new home for him. There's no sense making the decision now. As Dulac pointed out, Brown is slated to receive a $2.5-million bonus from the club on March 17 and logic tells us the Steelers would more than likely target that as their decision date.

The Post-Gazette reports the team president says "all other options are on the table". But to have the entire situation turn into a potential trade scenario and possibly seeing Brown in a different uniform in 2019 is shocking.

Shortly after those comments made their way across social media, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver took to Instagram and posted a cryptic photo of him and Rooney shaking hands.

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